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Yesterday's Christmas

(A Season Passed #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  21 reviews
During a snowstorm, Betty Tanner finds herself stuck with her estranged husband. Spending Christmas with Glenn wasn’t what she had in mind, and her thoughts reluctantly travel back three decades to their first Christmas together, when another snowstorm caused her to wreck her car outside the Tanner home …

1954: Stranded with the Tanners over Christmas, Betty is forced into
Paperback, 210 pages
Published October 13th 2018 by CreateSpace
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Darla Damron
I love how this book showed the differences in marriage and didn't sugar coat it.  It was real life.  And then how they reconciled the way God would have them to do. 
It makes me look at my own marriage and examine myself as to what needs to change to strengthen it. 
Satan is attacking our families and if people don't fight for it then they will be fed lies and ripped apart.
Angie Thompson
A very powerful and important story!

I was impressed at the way that the author was able to show Betty's flawed thinking even when Betty herself didn't realize it. From a first-person perspective, that's quite an accomplishment! (Actually, I pretty much wanted to knock Betty upside the head through a good portion of the story. I know there was a long history of hurt there, but it was very obvious who was currently trying to mend the relationship and who was tearing it further apart.)

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Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars!! Another incredible dual-timeline story by A.M. Heath! Yesterday's Christmas is the 2nd book in her A Season Passed series and tells the story of true love and reconciliation. Readers were first introduced to 82 year old Betty Tanner, who was a great source of wisdom to her late friend's granddaughter Liz Cooke during present day time in If It Were Only Yesterday (the first book in the series). Now readers are given the opportunity to share in the love story of Betty and Glenn in Ye ...more
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A favorite quote: “We’ve been made one. There’s shouldn’t be anything natural about splitting us apart now.”

This dual time line story of Betty and Glenn is an astonishing read in Yesterday’s Christmas by A.M. Heath. Betty Tanner was introduced in book one, If It Were Only Yesterday, in the series A Season Passed. The hero and heroine are like so many couples today. They had issues growing up, but once time was spent together they discovered some qualities and love they had not anticipated. I app
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have you ever read a book and felt like you just stepped right into the story and became a part of it, either as a fly on the wall or as one of the characters? That is how I felt when reading A. M. Heath’s Yesterday’s Christmas.

Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, Yesterday’s Christmas is written with a dual timeline between 1954 and 1985.

Life in 1954 wasn’t without its hardships, but young love conquered all. I laughed so hard when Betty Marshall was stranded at Glenn Tanner’s house and was
Jana Tenbrook (Reviews from the Stacks)
Yesterday's Christmas is a lovely story about reconciliation set against a backdrop of Christmas and romance. Betty and Glenn's story is painful, but ultimately one of hope and forgiveness. And, yes, I basically just spoiled the ending - but would a Christmas story featuring conflict really be worthwhile if the characters were still feuding at the end? I don't think so.

This is a dual-timeline story with the interesting twist that both timelines feature the same characters. The author does a good
I've wanted to read a book by this author for awhile, so once I picked this one up, I read it pretty quickly. It was interesting to read about this couple's relationship...the bad, the good, and the ugly. I loved the setting and the Christmas theme. The main thing that kept me from loving it was the relationship itself. The love/hate interaction (from the very beginning) got so annoying. I felt like for the reader there wasn't given enough time for me to see the true love for one another. There ...more
Kimberly Bowie
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderfully written dual timeline story! A.M. Heath has outdone herself again!

Marriage is hard. So hard, in fact, Glenn and Betty have split. Can they find their way back to each other? Do they even want to? Is it worth all the work? Sometimes just listening to each other can make all the difference in the world. Is it too late for Glenn and Betty to listen to each other, or is the timing just perfect?

Not only is this story wonderfully written, it contains great advice and guidance for t
Deana Dick
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story to remind us of how important communication is in a marriage. We meet Betty Tanner when she is stuck in a snowstorm. She is fortunate enough to find a farmhouse to ask for help. I loved how Glenn was not really overjoyed by seeing Betty on his doorstep. We step back in time to 1954 when things were simpler and for entertainment, families listened to the radio, read or played games with each other. Glenn's family is warm and very welcoming. I wanted to join them for supper ...more
Kim Hampton
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this book to review and I loved it! The characters and their situations were very relatable,and the lesson was something that everyone needs to know. Looking forward to more books from this author.
2 stars & 2/10 hearts. This book wasn’t my cup of tea. I grew up on old-fashioned romance, where there was no focus on feelings or physical touch. I felt very uncomfortable seeing this couple being so passionate. In real life I wouldn’t have been in the room with them, and I was not comfortable at being with them even in a book. There was an awful lot of kissing, touching, mentions of passions, a mistress, adultery/unfaithfulness (no one was though), scanty clothing, sharing a bed... I definitel ...more
Abigail Harris
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: launch-teams
Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Past, and present, (Which I think includes as a genre.) Fairytale retelling.

My Rating: 5 Stars.

Recommendation: 15 up.

My favorite character/s: Matthew is my favorite character, I liked his teasing, happy, and open attitude, he was funny, and I really liked how he teased the other characters.

My Verse for Matthew is Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (English Standard Version.)

I enjoyed getting to know more about Betty
Becky Dempsey
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Yesterday's Christmas" is the 2nd book in the "A Season Passed" series. We were introduced to Betty in the first book and she alluded to the fact that her marriage hadn't always been smooth sailing. This book tells her story and the rough seas that she and her husband Glenn went through. I found the book to be well written. It is told exclusively through Betty's point of view, but switches back and forth between 1954 and 1985. The loose connection to "Beauty and the Beast" shows that how you ac ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A.M. Heath has done a wonderful job writing Yesterday’s Christmas! It was so much fun going back to 1954 were life was very hard for Glenn but so fun when Betty gets stranded at his house at Christmastime. Thirty years later their separated and history has away of repeating itself. That’s why I love this book so much!! It’s exciting, fun, lots of problems for these characters and a reminder our Lord is with us in our married lives. I also realize how this book reminds me so much of my own marria ...more
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful Christmas story! A couple that’s been married for a while but has lost their way from each other. I loved both characters and learning how they first met and fell in love to the timeline of the trouble they were having now. Betty was bitter and angry about how their life was together and how she thought Glenn just was not paying her any attention. So when she is stranded at Christmas with him God began to work as only He can. The truth of this story hits us all as we began to ge ...more
Karen Hadley
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story of forgiveness and restoration. I enjoyed the way the author went from present day to days in the past to tell this story. And it worked great in understanding the relationship between Betty and Glenn. Both have blinders on in regards to each of their failures in their marriage. With time and lots of thought, can they come to agreement whether they stay married or divorce. Can they learn to communicate their desires in the marriage and the stuff that bothers them. So dress warm ...more
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This unique holiday tale plays out in two different decades, at different stages in Betty and Glenn's relationship. We get to see Christmas 1954, when the two are forced to get to know each other better due to a snowstorm. Then we also fast forward to the year 1985, where the married couple is separated due to communication issues, but yet again forced to get to know each other at this later stage in life.

The angst and friction between Betty and Glenn when they first meet up in this story made m
Carolyn Neinas
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the characters in this book. What I really liked about them is that they were so normal and very relatable. I liked the issues they faced and how it spoke to my heart. I also liked the way they thought, spoke and acted, it was as if they were real live people, not just characters in a book. This was a great second book in this series and I'm really looking forward to book 3. ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Yesterday Christmas" by A. M. Heath is the second book in the (A Season Passed) series. Each of these books are loosely based on "Alice in Wonderland" and "Beauty and the Beast".

I really like that "Yesterday's Christmas" is told both in the present and in the past. This is really a love story about a married couple who are separated and heading for divorce.

This book had me crying. The marriage troubles that Glenn and Betty are having is all too familiar to couples in real life. So, many times,
Raechel Lenore
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and a retired cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a d

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